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Old 10-05-2011, 10:45 AM   #91
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Heh Heh, Yeah I'm afraid thats so true-


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That should be stickied or something.

I wonder how many people go to different forums and get "talked into" a Rubi...or how many people buy them simply because they are the most expensive/capable?
It's hard to understand the person that buys a new Rubi, then asks, "what are lockers for"??

Don't misunderstand my comment-the lockers aren't something everybody should ever even hear about, but to buy an expensive'r Rubi and not know !!

The e-stabilizer is kinda like icing on the cake and that and the lockers really depend on the extremety of your off-roading-

One more----most new jeepers, don't have any idea what the 4-1 xfer case means/does and why it's different than a Sport/Safari/X--etc

It's a jungle out there !

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Old 10-05-2011, 10:57 AM   #92
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Now all you need is a Rubicon sticker!

Well 2 of them.

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Old 10-05-2011, 11:06 AM   #93
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Now all you need is a Rubicon sticker!

Well 2 of them.
And being No. one in the "stolen Identity class", Oh--and body armor !!

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Old 10-05-2011, 11:11 AM   #94
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Good choice! Glad to see you logically purchased the one that fit your needs instead of giving into the 'Status Quo' and buying the Rubicon just because you can.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:23 AM   #95
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Forgot to add the LSD played a roll (as in limited slip, not Jim Morrison). Seemed from everything I read a Sport with limited slip would perform better on pavement, expecially in rain or mild snow) than would a Rubicon with open differentials. How much difference does it make? Maybe not a whole lot but I think it would be tough to argue that it would be better on pavement withtout limited slip. I wish you could use those lockers in 4-Hi, that would be a blast in the snow!
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:23 AM   #96
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Went to a dealer to test drive a 2012 Unlimited Rubicon with 6-dp manual. I've rented Sports via Fox Rent-a-car and have test driven Saharas and found the ride just fine. I was curious about the Rubicon. I won't go off road more than 0.02% of the time (that's 1 mile out of 5000), and even then, I likely won't need what the Rubicon offers, but there is a certain cachet about owning a Rubicon... right?

I was kind of shocked at how badly the Rubicon bobbed up and down on a newly paved street, wallowed side to side, how much the manual gear lever shook and vibrated, and how negotiating a gentle curve that you'd take without lifting in a Smart Car, the Rubicon felt like it might tip over. I mean, I turned the wheel and I could feel the entire weight of the beast lurch to the outside like a drunken cow. In a straight line, wiggling the wheel made the butt end of the thing wag back and forth like a happy puppy.

The big tires were incredibly quiet, however. That was a nice revelation.

I have to hand it to all of those who have made a manual-equipped Rubicon your daily urban/suburban/highway driver. You've got to be a dedicated off road stud to put up with that.

Am I crazy, or am I describing the elephant in the room?
Wow, I think you test drove MY Rubicon!!!! LOL ...cuz that's how it drives as of late...
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:40 AM   #97
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I have an 11 Rubi - with an automatic transmission. Drives nice on all surfaces. Hi-way, off road, gravel roads. Always a pleasure to drive. None of the strange steering or wabbeling described. Can't imagine what caused that on your test drive. Almost sounds like it was in 4 hi on dry pavement. This would happen then. I only have about 3500 miles on my new jeep so I have not had much opportunity to off-road in 4 low yet. Will be interested to try that.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:42 AM   #98
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Wow, I think you test drove MY Rubicon!!!! LOL ...cuz that's how it drives as of late...
Just wanted to say....Brick Top is one of the best characters ever.....

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